Welcome to Eric and Michael's "Judo" Page

Emerald City Judo Team

Practices are Mondays and Fridays at the Kirkland Boys & Girls Club 6:30-9:00

2006 USA Judo Jr. Olympic National Championships: Eric Bronze Medalist, Michael Silver Medalist

July 8, 2006

Michael: Silver Medalist, 2006 Nationals

July 8, 2006

Eric: 2006 Nationals Bronze Medalist

July 8, 2006

Michael: 2006 USA Judo Jr. Olympic National Championship Silver Medalist

July 8, 2006
Michael Soler, Silver Medalist, Haykaz Oganyan, Gold Medalist, Ethan Skarmas, Bronze Medalist

2006 USA Judo Jr. Olympic National Championships

July 8, 2006
Bryson Sherman, Silver(Not Shown), Jacob Palimo'o, Gold, Eric, Bronze, Serge Bouyssou, 4th.

Eric, 2005 USJF Jr. National Championship Silver Medalist

Bryson Castro, Bronze, Serge Bouyssou, Gold, Eric, Silver

Eric takes the Gold at the 2003 USJA Jr. National Championships

Serge Bouyssou, 4th, Zach Wiggins, Silver, Eric, Gold, David Atchison, Bronze.

Eric with Emerald City Judo Team Head Coach Sensei Bob at Nationals 2005

Eric & Michael 2005 Continental Crown Champions

Michael, 2004 State Judo Champion, 2005 State Championship Silver Medalist

Eric, 2004 and 2005 State Judo Champion and 2003 State Championship Silver Medalist

Michael and Garrett waiting for their Gold Medal Match 2005 State Championships

Michael with his friend and Main Judo Training Partner, Garrett Dean at the 2005 Wa. State Championsips. Garrett Beat Michael for the Gold and Michael takes the Silver.

2005 Judo State Championships

Garrett Throws Michael For Ippon in Final Seconds to Win the Gold. Michael takes home the Silver Medal.

Eric, 2005 Judo State Champion

April 9, 2005
Michael throwing for an Ippon to win the Snohomish Open Championships

Michael 2005 Snohomish Open Champion

Eric & Michael 2004 Budokan Champions

Michael Takes the Gold 2004 Seattle Dojo NW Championships

Some Emerald City Judo Team Members, 2004 Budokan Tournament

Eric receiving his 1st place award at the Tacoma Tourn. 03/03

December 7, 2002
Eric and Michael with members of the Emerald City Judo Team. Eric takes 1st Place at the 47th annual NW Judo Championships.
Eight Suggestions for Succeeding:
1.Fear no opponent. Respect every opponent.
2.Remember, it’s the perfection of the smallest details that make big things happen.
3.Keep in mind that hustle makes up for many a mistake.
4.Be more interested in character than reputation.
5.Be quick, don’t hurry.
6.Understand that the harder you work, the more luck you will have.
7.Know that valid self-analysis is crucial for improvement.
8.Remember that there is no substitute for hard work and careful planning. Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.

Focus all your effort on what is within your power to control. Conditioning is one of those things.

If you get caught up in things over which you have no control, it will adversely affect those things over which you have control. You have little control over what criticism or praise outsiders send your way. Take it all with a grain of salt.

You have to apply yourself each day to become a little better. By applying yourself to the task of becoming a little better each and every day over a period of time, you will become a lot better.